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2 years 2 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

2 years 7 months ago

Drought also hits Hawaii

Persistent drought conditions in parts of Hawaii are taking a toll on ranchers who can't grow enough grass to feed cattle. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a little more than half of Hawaii is in a drought now, compared with about 21 percent a year ago. The National Weather...

2 years 9 months ago

Be flexible for best airfares

NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice. OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Losing an hour, gaining daylight

WASHINGTON (AP) - As if you weren't already sleep deprived, you'll get an hour less shuteye Saturday night no matter what time you turn out the lights. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time, that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into...

3 years 3 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

3 years 4 months ago

Colorado man missing in Hawaii

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a tourist from Colorado who was reported missing after surfing off Oahu's North Shore. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Rumburg is from the Denver suburb of Arvada. The Coast Guard and Honolulu firefighters began searching for him Wednesday night...

3 years 4 months ago

5 dead after copter crash in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating the fiery crash of a helicopter that slammed into a mountain ridge on Hawaii's Molokai island, killing the pilot and four tourists aboard. Authorities say the aircraft carrying the five people was on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai when...

3 years 7 months ago

6 year old hits hole in one

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan father says his 6-year-old son is unfazed after getting a hole-in-one at a Hawaii golf course. The Detroit News reports Braden Hill of Ypsilanti aced the shot from a 68-yard kids' tee at the Kaanapali Kai course on Maui on July 27. ...

3 years 10 months ago

Waterspout off Hawaii coast

A waterspout was seen off the coast of Hawaii yesterday. Like a tornado, except over water, a waterspout actually pulls water into the sky. This happened near the Honolulu International Airport.

4 years 9 months ago

Hawaii increases school class time

A new Hawaii law requires at least 180 school days a year as the state tries to shed its reputation for having the least amount of instructional time in the nation. Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona on Tuesday signed the law, which was passed in reaction to teacher furloughs...

4 years 9 months ago

Hawaii to make eating shark fins illegal

The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out of town VIPs since Vienna Hou's Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago. But Kirin Restaurant customers won't be dining in that style starting July 1, 2011, when Hawaii becomes the first state in...

4 years 10 months ago

New Hawaii law shuns Obama document requests

It's now law in Hawaii that the government can ignore requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law Wednesday a bill allowing state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is substantially similar...

4 years 10 months ago

Kilauea oozing lava over Hawaii

Hot molten lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is creeping along the Big Island. The glowing red rock slowly flows along, igniting grass and small shrubs along the way. Experts think the lava flow may reach the ocean any day now, which could re-ignite an earlier flow and help expand the...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Religious pot defense headed to trial

A Colorado man who says his religion explains his marijuana use is fighting a possession charge in court. Trevor Douglas says he admitted having marijuana in the car in August of 2009 when he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration in Clear Creek County. Douglas says...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Hawaii sounds tsunami warning sirens

Sirens across Hawaii are blaring a warning to tourists and residents of a potential tsunami. The sirens sounded through the pre-dawn dark on all Hawaii's islands at 6 a.m. (11 a.m. EST), alerting people in coastal areas of the need to retreat to higher ground. Waikiki's world-famous beaches were empty...

5 years 2 months ago

High surf hits California, Hawaii shores

Forecasters say hazardous surf will roll ashore along parts of the California coast and Hawaii's north and west shores. The National Weather Service says big surf will be produced on west-facing California beaches with a dramatic rise late Tuesday and that some beaches on the central coast could see sets...

5 years 2 months ago

Obama to receive prelim report on airline attack

President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on...

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